Bat Masterson was an American Western television series which showed a fictionalized account of the life of Bat Masterson. The title character was played by Gene Barry and the half-hour black and white show ran on NBC from 1958 to 1961. It was produced by Ziv Television Productions, the company responsible for such hit series as Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol.
The show took a tongue-in-cheek outlook, with Barry's Masterson dressed in expensive Eastern clothing and preferring to use his cane rather than a gun to get himself out of trouble, hence the nickname "Bat." Masterson was also portrayed as a ladies' man who traveled the West looking for women and adventure. A black derby, fancy vest, black jacket and elegant cane were his trademarks.
"Stampede At Tent City" Season 1, Episode 4 An old girlfriend of Bat's is planning to get married but the man she is in love with has been accused of shooting a man in the back. She sends for Bat to help. Bat arrives to find the town nothing more than a group of tents controlled by a gang of horse thieves, led by the brother of the man shot in the back.